Women's Rugby World Cup - Becky Essex talks to Radio Jackie
It’s the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final this Sunday – and England take on New Zealand at the Twickenham Stoop.
England have won every game so far this tournament.
New Zealand are chasing their third world title – and England could only make second place in the last two World Cups.
Richmond and England player Becky Essex spoke to Radio Jackie's Kristiaan Yeo about the team's high hopes for Sunday's match. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am
Chelsea's Benayoun scores hatrick for Israel
As the EURO 2012 qualifiers began last night Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun scored a hatrick to lead Israel to a 3-1 home win over Malta.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am
Drive SMART campaign hits Hersham
Surrey Police and Surrey County Council have been continuing with their drive SMART campaign.
The year-long campaign aims to target anti-social driving on the county’s roads.
The latest partnership action day was held on Wednesday in Molesey Road, Hersham.
Motorists were stopped during the course of the day for a range of driving offences including speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Tom Jones latest star lined up for Twickers
Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow will give their debut live performance of their new single at a fundraising concert next month.
The song, called "Shame", got its first radio play yesterday.
The pair will perform at an event at Twickenham Stadium on September 12th - in aid of Help For Heroes.
The lineup also includes James Blunt, Alexandra Burke and Katherine Jenkins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm
Cricketers were 'set up.'
The Pakistani High Commissioner in London claims the three cricketers, including Croydon Athletic owner Mazhar Majeed, facing match-tampering allegations were 'set up'.
Wajid Hasan is casting doubt on video evidence released by the News of the World.
But the paper is dismissing the High Commissioner's claims as "ludicrous".posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm
Cabbie makes a speedy delivery
A taxi driver has told of his shock after he picked up a customer and then helped deliver her baby in the back of his black cab.
Iain Coombes was called to collect heavily pregnant Ayse Sabuncu and her fiance, Matthew Scutt from Wandsworth.
Emre Arthur Scutt, who was born a week early, weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm
London Underground workers to strike
London Underground bosses are calling for a series of planned strikes to be called off after talks to avoid them broke down.
The first of several 24 hour walkouts is due to start on Monday night.
The RMT and TSSA unions aren't happy about plans to cut 800 ticket office jobs.
But the company says there are no plans for compulsory redundancies and most of those affected will be deployed to other areas.
Stay tuned to Jackie for all the latest traffic reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm
Met police have second highest number of complaints
More than 2-thousand police officers have had at least three complaints made against them by members of the public over the past year.
Most were about rudeness, assault or failure of duty.
The Metropolitan Police has the second-highest number of complaints – after Northern Ireland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
Streets in Merton have cleaner streets
Merton Council is cleaning up its act with the help of Litter Enforcement Officers.
Latest figures reveal the number of officially clean streets has increased by almost a quarter since last year.
Community Engagement officers have been out talking to people about the consequences of dropping litter, with fines being issued.
Merton hopes to plough more funds into new street cleaning machines this Autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm
Disability groups lobby Woking councillors
Disability groups in Surrey are lobbying councillors in Woking today.
They’re against plans to allow cyclists to use the town’s pedestrianised streets.
The Surrey Disabled People's Partnership claims a cycle-friendly layout would be dangerous for blind and partially-sighted people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Knaphill woman charged with managing brothel
A woman from Knaphill's due to appear in court charged with managing a brothel in Woking.
28 year old Hanna Morris is accused of running a prostitution business in the Constitution Hill area of the town.
Two others are also in court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm
Wandsworth parents advised to submit 2011 secondary school applications
Parents in Wandsworth are being strongly advised to submit 2011 secondary school applications, ahead of the October deadline.
Meetings are being held on the 7th and 8th September at Wandsworth Town Hall to give parents advice on schools and admission processes.
Wandsworth Council are also urging parents and pupils to visit preferred secondary schools ahead of October 31st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
UCA Epsom topping out ceromony
The University for the Creative Arts in Epsom is to celebrate the topping out of its 5.9 million pound teaching block.
Solar panels on the roof and the harvesting of rainwater is predicted to generate 20 per cent of the buildings renewable energy.
The project which began in April last year is set to finish in September 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Gordon Ramsay employees arrested in Wandsworth
Fifteen suspected illegal immigrants working for TV chef Gordon Ramsay have been arrested.
Border Agency officials raided GR Logistics in Wandsworth yesterday morning.
The factory’s used to cook ready meals, which are then distributed to Ramsay’s restaurants.
The company could now face a fine of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
Wandsworth residents invited to join conservation meetings
Residents in Wandsworth are being invited to attend public meetings to establish the characteristics of the area.
The invitation comes as part of a review of Wandsworth's forty five conservation areas.
A conservation status, could have an effect on any future developments, if the residents feel it changed the distinctive qualities of the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm
Art of Suburbia Festival to reach Sutton
The Art of Suburbia Festival is hitting Sutton this month and residents are being invited to take part.
Trained performers will be teaching the NukHut Bollywood dance and the Dance of Cycling to create a mass display through Sutton High street.
The festival is set to spring into action on the 24th and 25th of September.
Other artists will include aerial performers, Transe Express and “The Spurting Man”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Brown Cap's Kevin Pietersen suffers defeat
Kevin Pietersen made an unsuccessful debut for Surrey last night.
The out-of-form England star – who was signed by the Brown Caps yesterday, suffered a 90-run defeat to Worcestershire in the CB40 competition.
He hit 38 with the bat, and conceded 17 runs in his only over as a bowler.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
London Mayor candidate visits Teddington
Labour candidate for London Mayor - Oona King will try to win over party members tonight in Teddington.
She’ll be a guest of the Twickenham Labour Party.
Meanwhile, her biggest rival is also wooing west London.
Former Mayor Ken Livingstone will visit Teddington on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm
Standard Life cuts 500 Epsom Jobs
Insurance and pensions giant Standard Life have announced they’re to axe around 500 jobs.
Most of the job losses will be in Scotland but workers at sites in London and Epsom are also under threat.
Despite reporting better than expected profits in 2009 the firm unveiled plans to make £100 million of savings by 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm
Monday, 30 August 2010
Wings and Wheels 2010
The annual Wings and Wheels air display came to Dunsfold Park again this weekend.
The four hour flying displays were led by a crowd-thrilling assortment of RAF legends, and this year the Red Arrows joined the show.
Also joining them over the weekend were the Eurofighter Typhoon, Team Breitling Wingwalkers, The Tigers - The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment's Parachute Display Team, the Battle of Britain Memorial flight, the Old Flying Machine, the Red Bull Matadors and The Blades.
Brooklands Museum once again entertained with an assortment of motoring icons, including Aston Martins, Ferraris, Jaguars, AC Cobras, Lotuses, Porsches, TVRs and the McLaren Mercedes SLR, all of which raced up and down the runway.
Pictures courtesy of Darren Graham Photography.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm
Croydon man at centre of cricket tampering scandal
The man at the centre of match-tampering allegations involving some Pakistan cricket players has been released on bail without charge.
Mazhar Majeed, a property developer from Croydon, was filmed by the News of the World apparently accepting 150-thousand pounds.
The paper alleges it was payment for disclosing exact details about no-balls thrown during Pakistan's Fourth Test against England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Epsom pupil offers advice to the Chancellor
7 year-old Oscar Selby from Epsom is no ordinary student.
Last week the Stamford Green Primary School pupil became the youngest Briton to gain the top grade in GCSE maths.
According to the Daily Mail Oscar has some sound advice for the Chancellor on tackling the country’s massive budget deficit.
Oscar suggested that George Osborne cut taxpayer funding to bailed out banks and have them pay back borrowed cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am
Barnes man sets new UK diving record
A man from Barnes has set a new UK freediving record by plunging to a depth of 101-metres on one breath.
42-year-old Jim Lawless broke the no limits record yesterday with a dive lasting two minutes and seven seconds in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
No Limits is the only freediving discipline to have reported fatalities in competition and record attempts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Woking's Hamilton takes pole position
Lewis Hamilton is back on top of the Formula One drivers' championship after winning the Belgian Grand Prix.
Mark Webber was second, with Robert Kubica third.
But Hamilton's McLaren team mate Jenson Button made a controversial early exit.
He was forced to retire after Sebastian Vettel crashed into him in the early stages of the race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm
A new documentary is filmed in Epsom, Sutton and St Helier Hospitals
Trainee surgeons at Epsom, Sutton and St. Helier hosiptals will be appearing on TV this week.
Their progress has been followed for a fly on the wall show called Surgery School.
They were all filmed taking part in their first operations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am
Summary of Football results
Dutch Legend Edgar Davids made his Championship debut for Crystal Palace today, but they lost 3 nil to Scunthorpe.
Champions Chelsea beat Stoke City 2 nil with goals from Malouda and Drogba.
Fulham drew 2-2 with newcomers Blackpool.
It was also 2-2 at the QPR and Derby game.
Brentford lost their early lead against Rochdale with a final scoreline of Rochdale 3Brentford 1.
AFC Wimbledon beat Eastbourne Borough 3-2.
And a late own goal gave Kingstonian a victory over AFC Hornchurch, final score was 2-1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Ealing Council deny claims of racially discriminating couples who want to adopt
Ealing council are denying that they have a policy of only placing children for adoption with couples of the same race.
The denial comes after a couple, appearing in the Daily Mail claimed they were told they couldn't adopt an Asian child as they were too white.
However a spokesman for the council quoted in the paper, said that a ethnic and cultural match was considered important.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am
St Peter's Hospital maternity ward's food service is improved
There's good news for new mums in Chertsey.
St. Peter's Hospital maternity ward's food service is getting an overhaul.
A new menu will be introduced as well as more flexibility on when food can be ordered.
The ward has recently been refurbished with each room now ensuite to deal with the increasing numbers of births at the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am
Kingstonian man jailed for not paying his Council Tax
A man's been sent to jail for failing to pay his council tax in Kingston.
It's the first time the borough has sent someone to jail for non-payment.
Richard Wheeler owed nearly 9 thousand pounds.
He'll be sent to jail for 42 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am
Summary of GCSE results in local schools
Teenagers across the country got their GCSE results this week.
Michelle Quinn has a round up of how some of our local schools did:
Students celebrated their grades on Tuesday, with the pass rate rising for the 23rd year in a row.
90 percent of students in Sutton achieved 5 or more A* to C grades.
Almost 80 percent of Merton pupils achieved 5 or more A* to C's, an improvement of almost 30 percent over 5 years.
Hinchley Wood School in Elmbridge celebrated 82 percent of students getting the crucial 5 or more A* to C grades.
And a boy from Epsom is thought to be the youngest to be awarded an A grade.
Seven year old Oscar Selby who goes to Stamford Primary School got the top mark in his favourite subject, maths.
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